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Clough committed to attack

20 September 2012

Manager Nigel Clough insists he will not be changing Derby's attacking philosophy - especially at Pride Park.

The Rams have scored 16 goals in seven matches in all competitions so far this season, with 15 of those coming at home. And Clough's side have hit five on two occasions at Pride Park - against Scunthorpe in the Capital One Cup and Watford in the league.

However, Derby have leaked 14 goals already this campaign with 10 of those coming at home - the latest in a 3-2 victory over Charlton on Tuesday night in a game that the Rams controlled and led 3-0.

"If you want value for money and you want to see goals, you should head down to Pride Park," said Clough.

"It was an excellent attacking performance from us for the majority of the game against Charlton and the two goals we scored from open play were superb in their own way - it is crazy to think that we could have scored far more goals.

"We just need to keep doing what we have been doing because our biggest strength is being on the front foot and attacking the opposition.

"Against Charlton we don't sit back and people might say we are a little bit naive and that we are going forward too much.

"But no, that is the way we play. We are going to keep going forward.

"I hope supporters are enjoying the attacking side of our game. We do want to tighten up a little bit and we are working on that and striving for that balance."

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